On Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m. to noon, and Thursday, March 31, 5 to 7 p.m., the Crouse Hospital School of Nursing will welcome prospective students who want to learn more about pursuing a degree and eventual career in nursing. Both events will be held in the Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Ave. Faculty will be on hand to provide information and answer questions, and attendees will be able to tour the school, labs and dorms, and speak with current and former students. Refreshments will be provided, and free parking is available in the Marley Education Center garage. For more information, call 470-7481.
Nurses will be in demand for years to come. According to DiscoverNursing.com, part of a national nursing recruitment project sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, there will be an estimated shortage of 800,000 nurses by the year 2020. With the world population living longer and needing more care, the healthcare field is one of the best places to get a job, and will likely stay that way for many years to come. Nursing is also considered a highly regarded profession. A Gallup Poll several years ago announced that the public again voted nurses number one for "honesty and ethical standards of various professions."
ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF NURSING PROGRAM:
Crouse Hospital School of Nursing ranks among the top RN programs in New York State and nationwide. Every graduate is immediately employable within the healthcare field or able to matriculate into an advanced degree program. The School is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, a high-quality, independent regulatory agency with rigorous educational standards. Offering a two-year associate’s degree program, the school features classroom, clinical, laboratory and computer-assisted study within a state-of-the-art teaching environment. Innovative program design, low student-to-instructor ratios and affordable tuition are among the school’s strengths and contribute to the success of each individual. The School also offers tutoring and assistance with assignments through its Center for Academic Success.